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The payload for the Falcon 9, the Amos 6 satellite, was placed on top of the rocket during the static fire test. Why was this done?


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  • $\begingroup$ Sigh, I thought I checked for dups... Oh well. $\endgroup$ – PearsonArtPhoto Sep 3 '16 at 21:32
  • $\begingroup$ It saved them time and money $\endgroup$ – Isrorian Sep 4 '16 at 18:56